|Bentley at his Halifax semicentennial celebration Thursday|
Good to read about the celebration, in Halifax on Thursday, of David Bentley's 50 years of afflicting the comfortable, reported in Parker Donham's Contrarian blog.
Bentley was the co-founder of Frank magazine (the Atlantic edition that carries on, despite the closure of the national, Ottawa-based edition) and the late Halifax Daily News.
When future historians recount Nova Scotia’s late-20th century transformation from a staid, British colonial outpost to an almost modern society, Bentley will emerge as an unsung central figure. He taught the province that ritual deference to one’s betters is the surest guarantor of mediocrity.